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April 4, 2012

Acta and Bergeson & Campbell Expand Their Global Capabilities in Asia through a Joint Venture with Pacific Life Sciences

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), are pleased to announce the expansion of their capabilities in Asia. The Acta Group China, L.L.C. has formed a joint venture with Pacific Life Sciences Co. Ltd. (PLS), a leading Chinese firm serving the chemical industry with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tanjin, China. This partnership broadens the firms’ global capabilities in product stewardship and chemical control activities for conventional and nanoscale industrial, biocidal, and biobased chemical products.

“Our new joint venture, Acta-PLS, will allow us to build on our track record of helping our clients successfully market their chemical products by providing seamless service in all the key jurisdictions around the globe,” said Lynn Bergeson, President of Acta and Managing Principal of B&C. PLS is a leader in helping global chemical companies navigate the regulatory requirements in China, enabling it to access one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets. “Acta and B&C are dedicated to helping their clients efficiently overcome regulatory impediments as chemical control jurisdictions expand around the world. Acta and PLS share a commitment to meeting our clients’ growth goals, so we are delighted that we are joining forces,” said Leslie Scott MacDougall, Director of Regulatory Affairs for The Acta Group EU, Ltd and who will be significantly engaged in Acta-PLS matters.

Through the joint venture with PLS, Acta will expand its ability to offer notification, problem solving, advocacy, transportation, classification/GHS, and import/export support under chemical legislations in China for multinational companies with agrochemical, industrial chemical, biocide, and food contact needs.

About Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. — Located in Washington, D.C., B&C is a law firm focusing on conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval matters, including Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) matters, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)/Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) matters, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device and product approval, registration and data compensation arbitrations, chemical product litigation, and associated business counseling and litigation issues. B&C’s clients are involved in many businesses, including conventional, biobased, and nanoscale basic, specialty, and agricultural and antimicrobial chemicals; biotechnology, nanotechnology, and emerging transformative technologies; medical devices and diagnostic products; paints and coatings; plastic products; and chemical manufacturing, formulation, distribution, and consumer product sectors. Additional information is available at

About B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. — BCCM, an affiliate of B&C, has strong institutional experience in consortia management. BCCM provides cost effective administrative and management services to consortia to ensure their interests are protected and their voices heard on issues of concern. BCCM works with industry groups to develop or expand advocacy and/or product stewardship programs, to develop and conduct communications outreach to local, state, federal, or international government entities, to formulate and initiate research programs — whether voluntary or in response to regulatory requirements, and many other activities. Additional information is available at

About The Acta Group, L.L.C. — Acta is a consulting affiliate of B&C, established to control the inefficiencies encountered by clients seeking approvals to market agricultural and industrial chemicals, products of biotechnology and nanotechnology, and FDA-regulated products. Acta’s practice is global, with staff in North American, Europe, and Asia. Additional information is available at

About Pacific Life Sciences Co. Ltd. — Incorporated in Hong Kong with several offices throughout China, PLS offers regulatory support and services to multinational companies conducting business globally, especially in China. The core focus area is on chemical-related legislation in China, including, but not limited to, notifications, problem solving, advocacy, product stewardship support services, transportation, classification/GHS, and import/export support services. Similar services are offered in the agrochemical, biocide, and food contact sectors.